Quotations on Sound

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We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from those who report for television, with little field experience in your area but an insatiable appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Experience, Appetite, Problems, Sound, Television)

I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
- Joey Lauren Adams
(Keywords: Name, Pain, Passion, Sound, Want)

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: America, Celebrity, Example, Responsibility, Sound, Trying)

Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Emotions, Hearing, Kids, Sound, Want, Words)

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don't think this trend will define studios permanently.
- Steve Albini
(Keywords: Quality, Fashion, Sound, Will)

It goes back to a style of moviemaking I remember seeing as a child, in movies like The Man With The Golden Arm, which I think was shot all on a sound stage.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Movies, Man, Sound, Style)

I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Quality, Being, Confidence, Saying, Sound, Will)

If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Actors, Sound, Want)

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

I found my sound early on. Look at U2: they haven't changed their music for 20 years. Anyway, many people come unstuck when they try to change what they do and what they are known for.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Change, Music, People, Sound, Years)

Shows were very different then - even as the headliner we did a very short set by today's standards and sound systems were really primitive. But the girls made it all worthwhile!
- Peter Asher
(Keywords: Girls, Sound, Today)

There's not a moment on it that will sound too familiar, as soon as it sounds comfortably familiar then we like to do something with it to take away that comfortable feeling.
- Peter Banks
(Keywords: Feeling, Sound, Will)

When you are accompanied by the instrument - on an instrument like the lute-the lute and voice - you have this sound, and you feel how the music can be so touching and yet so simple.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Music, Sound, Voice)

You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story.
- Ann Beattie
(Keywords: People, Right, Self, Sound, Will)

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years.
- Beck
(Keywords: Pretty, Sound, Years)

I don't understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.
- Jeff Beck
(Keywords: People, Guitar, Sound, Will, Years)

I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound.
- Gerry Beckley
(Keywords: Age, Heart, America, Song, Sound, Will, Writing)

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.
- Adrian Belew
(Keywords: Example, Song, Sound, Talk)

We're approaching things quite differently this time, but it will still sound like Marilyn Manson.
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Keywords: Time, Sound, Will)

If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth.
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Keywords: Guitar, Sound, Will)

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Nature, Beach, Ocean, Rain, Sound, Wind, Wood)

The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Sound, Years)

The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.
- Jack Black
(Keywords: Music, Dumb, Sound, World)

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Design, Home, Memory, Sound, Theatre)

We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Boston, Sound, Years)

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
- Bertolt Brecht
(Keywords: Life, Difference, Man, Sound, Voice)

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Judgment, Pearls, Sound, World)

The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Bells, Machines, Sound, Weakness)

There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.
- Sitting Bull
(Keywords: Home, Purpose, Sound, Will)

But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head, who am I to complain?
- Billie Burke
(Keywords: Work, People, Sound, Will)

Hopefully each film can be given a musical voice of its own, which is not to say that the instrumentation is always unique, but that the relationship between the sound and the image is unique.
- Carter Burwell
(Keywords: Film, Sound, Voice)

Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Letters, Man, Sound, Wine)

Presents don't really mean much to me. I don't want to sound mawkish, but - it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.
- Gabriel Byrne
(Keywords: Life, Love, People, Sound, Want)

I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.
- Matt Cameron
(Keywords: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound, they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron
(Keywords: Success, Time, Artists, Sound, Style)

In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail.
- Joseph Cannon
(Keywords: Judgment, Sound, Will)

If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens - men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: Men, Women, Sound, State)

I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want.
- Robert Carlyle
(Keywords: Change, Love, Work, Character, Film, Play, Sound, Want)

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Saying, Sound, Will)

You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same.
- Chuck Close
(Keywords: Art, History, Nothing, Painting, Sound, Will)

That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about.
- Ornette Coleman
(Keywords: Music, Play, Sound, Talking, Trying)

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Friendship, Health, Sound, Value)

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Power, Trust, Argument, Right, Sense, Sound, Word)

I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can't tell you how grateful I am.
- Katie Couric
(Keywords: Friends, Majority, May, Sound, Years)

I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don't get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I'm happy to have another interpretation of them anyway.
- Wayne Coyne
(Keywords: Work, Sound, Want, Wrong)

The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general.
- George Crumb
(Keywords: Music, War, Influence, Sound, World, World war)

But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you - that whatever talents you have, it... I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it's your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?
- Tim Curry
(Keywords: Duty, May, Sound, World)



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